Home > Microsoft Excel Error Code Solutions

How do I fix common Microsoft Excel error codes?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 4th, 2022

There are a few common Microsoft Excel error codes:

#DIV/0! - This error code appears when a formula is trying to divide by zero.

#NULL! - This error code appears when two areas in a formula are not the same size.

#NAME? - This error code appears when a formula contains invalid syntax.

#NUM! - This error code appears when a formula results in a number that is too large or too small.

#REF! - This error code appears when a formula contains an invalid cell reference.

These error codes happen because of either incorrect formula syntax or because the cells being referenced contain invalid data.

Still not working? maybe try one of these options:

  1. #DIV/0! error:
  2. This error occurs when a formula is trying to divide by zero. To fix this error, you can either change the cell reference in the formula to a non-zero value, or you can add a conditional statement to the formula to handle the divide by zero error.
  3. #N/A error:
  4. This error occurs when a formula is unable to find the referenced data. To fix this error, you can check the cell references in the formula to make sure they are pointing to the correct data, or you can use the IFERROR function to handle the error.
  5. #NAME? error:
  6. This error occurs when a formula contains an invalid cell reference or named range. To fix this error, you can check the cell references in the formula to make sure they are valid, or you can use the IFERROR function to handle the error.
  7. #NULL! error:
  8. This error occurs when a formula is trying to reference an intersection of two ranges that do not intersect. To fix this error, you can check the cell references in the formula to make sure they are valid, or you can use the IFERROR function to handle the error.